There’s a funny new online series of rock legends telling their often hilarious rites of passage involving groupies, fellow rock stars and everything in between.
As for my favorite rock tales, you really can’t go wrong with two of rock’s pre-eminent architects of mayhem, Ozzy Osbourne and Keith Moon. This Ozzy story is one of my favorites (NOTE: Never challenge the Prince of Darkness to a gross-out contest!)
This excellent BBC documentary has numerous folks ruminating on the depraved tales of Moonie. My favorite story may be the double shot of adrenaline in his ankles that may have worked a little too well during a Who show one night.
How about you? What’s your favorite epic rock tale?
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